Category: Dynamics 365

The Top 5 Most Watched YouTube Videos of DIY D365 in 2019

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First of all a big thank you for your support in 2019. Please continue supporting.

Following is a list of top 5 videos which you liked and watched the most:

Rank Blog Post Views Hours watched Series
1 The Secrets of Dynamics 365 Wave 2 (preview) 1326 137.8 Previews
2 Episode 5: Easy Power Apps Hacks To Make Your Users Life Easy 2365 123 PowerApps Tutorial
3 TGIF Episode 2: Building Your First Flow (Power Automate) 2293 118 Thank God It’s Flow
4 Episode 6- Embedding Canvas App in Model Driven App 1552 100 PowerApps Tutorial
5 TGIF Episode 3: Most Common ODATA Filter Queries for MS Flow (Power Automate) 2073 100 Thank God It’s Flow

If you’re new here or haven’t watched it yet, click on the link to watch.

A lot of people have reached out to me on the videos asking questions and also how it has helped them; that’s awesome 🙂

Note: No. of views was accurate as at 12/12/2019. Ranking is based on the hours watched on my YT channel.

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The Top 3 DIY D365 Blogs in 2019

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First of all a big thank you for your support in 2019. Please continue supporting.

Following is a list of top 3 blog posts which you liked the most:

Rank Blog PostViews
1Every PowerApps Formula You Ever Wanted To Know As A Functional Consultant 3136
2Every Power Automate (MS Flow) Filter Query You Ever Wanted To Know As A Functional Consultant 2317
3Make A Better First Impression With Visitor Sign In App (PowerApps)2173

If you’re new here or haven’t read it yet, click on the link and have a read.

Most views I got were on Home Page/ Archives 13150 but that can’t be classified as a blog so no mention in the ranking table.

Note: No. of views was accurate as at 12/12/2019. Ranking is based on the views I received on my website and powerusers community blog.

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How to fix the subgrid in Dynamics 365 UI?

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This blog is part of my quick tip series and will be short.

if you’re struggling with the responsive subgrid in Dynamics 365 and want to permanently fix it, regardless of the screen resolution/zoom or device; here’s the solution:

Look at the problem first-

Sub-grid 1-You see a sub-grid like this:

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Sub-grid 2-And it changes to this when you zoom out or change the resolution:

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So how can you make sub-grid 2 appear all the time?

Step 1:Go to advanced settings

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Step 2:Customisations or solutions depending on the need

Step 3:Entity>>Form

Step 4:Double click the sub-grid on the form

Step 5:Click controls

Step 6: Select ” as a control

Step 7: Select ‘Grid only’ under “Reflow behaviour”

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Step 8: Save and then publish

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#TGIF Episode 8: Top Reasons to Use Power Automate (Power Automate vs Dynamics 365 Workflows)

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Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Thanks for your support in 2019 🙂

In this video, we will look at the top reasons for you to start using Power Automate. Also, this is the last episode of the series so I thought what’s better than a comparison. If you remember, in my first episode I asked you that have you found your reason to use Power Automate yet? Well, if you haven’t I am giving you the reasons in this episode.

Power Automate FlowDynamics 365 CE Workflow
No Code SMS Integration https://txtsync.com Not OOTB
Social Media IntegrationNot OOTB
Convert to PDF (Multiple ways available)Not OOTB
Copy Salesforce Account/Contacts to D365Not OOTB
Sync email attachements to OneDriveNot OOTB
Gmail to Dynamics 365 and Dynamics 365 to Google calendar Not OOTB
Updating 1 to Many relationship recordsNot OOTB
Update a lookup field from text field
https://diyd365.com/2019/03/12/update-a-lookup-from-a-text-field-no-code-solution/
Not OOTB
Update opportunity/order/quote from opportunity/order/quote close forms
https://diyd365.com/2019/09/13/how-to-update-an-opportunity-from-opportunity-close-and-send-an-email-on-opportunity-close-using-ms-flows-no-code-solution/
Not OOTB

Everything in the list above is in context of Dynamics 365. Out of the box (OOTB) Dynamics 365 workflows can’t do any of the above. You will have to create a custom workflow (#code) or a plugin (#code).

Hope I have given you reasons to start working on Power Automate.

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#TGIF Episode 7: Using Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) Mobile App To Build A Flow

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In this blog & video, we will look at the ease of using ‘Power Automate’ Mobile App.

First half of the blog talks about the app structure and components/features available (Almost everything is available)

Second half of the blog includes a video where I am demonstrating the app and also create a Flow via Power Automate Mobile App.

Download the app from apple store https://apps.apple.com/au/app/power-automate/id1094928825

Download the app from google play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.flow&hl=en

First up, what’s available in the mobile app?

  1. Activity
    • Feed
    • Approvals
  2. Browse
  3. Buttons
  4. Flows
  5. Account

Activity Section

Feed tab

  • You can check the sessions of your Flows here.
  • You can check any notifications you received here.

Approvals tab

  • You can check the approvals list here

Browse Section

Browse Templates by Services

  • Browse by services like Excel, OneDrive etc.

Browse Templates by Categories

  • Browse by categories like mobile, featured, collect data etc.

Button Section

  • All your on-demand flows triggering on a button click are here or can be created from here

Flows Section

  • All your flows will be visible here along with the last run status.
  • All your button flows or on-demand flows will be visible here as well
  • You can click on the flow to perform the following actions:
    • Enable/Disable flow
    • Edit/Modify flow
    • Check owners/Share flow
    • Run history of the flow
    • Save as
    • Delete the flow

Account Section

  • This is where all the settings for your Power Automate App/Account are available. Following actions can be performed here:
    • Select/Change Environment
    • Help and Support
      • Learn
      • Contact Support (Support.microsoft.com)
      • Suggest a Feature (Powerusers Power Automate idea page)
    • About
      • Version
      • License Terms
      • Third Party notices
    • Privacy
      • Privacy (privacy.microsoft.com)
      • Send usage data (yes/no)
    • Give feedback
      • How was your experience?
      • Contact Support
        • Visit community
        • Open support ticket

Video on using the app here:

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#TGIF Episode 2: Building Your First Flow

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In this episode, we will deep dive into Power Automate and will create our first flow. We are also going to see different types of flows available within Power Automate. We will look at the following scenario to create our flow:

Scenario: Assign Territory to a customer based on the ‘Address 1: ZIP/Postal Code’ field in CDS/D365. (Address 1: ZIP/Postal Code is a text field)

Out of the box what’s available: Territories are related to ‘postal codes’ as 1: N relationship. Both Territory and Postal Code are available OOTB in CDS/D365. But on Account form, ZIP/Postal Code is a text field so how do we perform this action without any coding efforts.

Solution before Power Automate (MS Flow): If flow wasn’t there, we would have to create a plugin which will trigger post-operation/ record creation and check the value of ‘Address 1: ZIP/Postal Code’ in the data table of Postal Code and then pick up a related territory to update that territory on account form and the efforts required to that plugin would not be less than 4 hours.

Solution after Power Automate: Thank God it’s Flow! with the help of flow you can achieve the results in 5 minutes or less.

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PowerApps & Flow User Group App for Leaders, Hosts, Organisers and Coordinators

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As User Group organisers, it becomes difficult for us to track the attendance of participants mostly due to the format of the meeting. In our last week’s UG we were prepared to break the ice and created an app to check in attendees.

Following is what you can do with the app:

  1. Register attendees as members
  2. Update member details
  3. Check In attendees
  4. Draw Raffle (if and when it’s available)

What can you get out of it:

  1. Track the attendance of your members
  2. If members are not regular, send them a survey for what they want to see
  3. Send them a FormsPro survey to get feedback
  4. Keep member details up to date
  5. Instead of drawing raffle the conventional way, use PowerApps

Screens:

Home

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Register Participant

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Update Details and Check In

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Note: Check In form is hidden, so members don’t have to fill in date, UG and their name again

Members List

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Draw Raffle

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Note: Shuffle formula and collection is used for Raffle draw

Data Source: OneDrive (Excel Web)

Tables used: Registered Members and Checked In Members to draw raffle

If you’re a User Group leader and want to use this app; you don’t really have to make any changes except for the connection and start using it. I have uploaded it on github. More instructions on there:

https://github.com/diyd365/UserGroupApp

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